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The greater part of the first 5 chapters appeared as the author's thesis (Ph.D.) Cornell, 1897, and as a series of articles in the Philosophical review from May 1895 to June 1897
Richard Cumberland.--Shaftesbury and Francis Hutcheson: their relation to utilitarianism--George Berkeley, John Gay, and John Brown.--David Hume.--David Hartley.--Abraham Tucker.--William Paley and Jeremy Bentham.--John Stuart Mill.--Herbert Spencer.--Henry Sidgwick